Book - 1890

Times Newspapers - 1890
Times Newspapers
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Events 1890

4 January — First edition of the Daily Graphic, the first British 'picture paper'.

11 January — The British government delivers an ultimatum to Portugal forcing the retreat of Portuguese military forces from land between Portuguese colonies of Mozambique and Angola.

6 February — An underground explosion at Llanerch Colliery, Abersychan in Monmouthshire kills 176.

15 February — Kent Coalfield located.

4 March — The longest bridge in Britain, the Forth Bridge (1,710 ft) in Scotland, is opened.

27 March — Preston North End finish the second season of the Football League as title winners once again.

29 March — Blackburn Rovers win their fourth FA Cup with a 6-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday in the final at Kennington Oval, London.

12 May — The first official County Championship cricket match begins in Bristol. Yorkshire beat Gloucestershire by eight wickets.

15 May — New elected county councils in Scotland, created by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889, take up their powers. The County of Edinburgh formally adopts the title Midlothian; the formerly administratively separate counties of Ross and Cromarty are merged; and the Shetland county council formally adopts the spelling Zetland.

28 June — The Baseball Ground is opened in Derby to serve one of eight teams competing in a new national baseball league.

1 July — Heligoland-Zanzibar Treaty between the United Kingdom and Germany; Britain cedes Heligoland to Germany in return for Pemba and Zanzibar.

21 July — Battersea Bridge over the River Thames opens in London.

8 September — The future Edward VII becomes involved in the Royal Baccarat Scandal.

September — Southampton Dock Strike.

22 October — Colony of Western Australia granted self-governing status.

November — Scotland Yard, headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service, moves to a building on London's Victoria Embankment, as New Scotland Yard.

4 November — London's City & South London Railway, the first deep-level underground railway in the world, opens. It runs a distance of 5.1 km (3.2 mi) between the City of London and Stockwell.

17 November — Captain Willy O'Shea divorces his wife, Kitty, for adultery; Charles Stewart Parnell, leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party, is named as co-respondent.

21 November — Edward King, Anglican bishop of Lincoln, is convicted of using ritualistic practices.

18 December — British East Africa Company takes control of Uganda.